United Kingdom's Competition Authority - CMA (London)

Joel Bamford

United Kingdom’s Competition Authority - CMA (London)
Senior director of mergers

Joel Bamford is Senior Director of Mergers at the Competition and Markets Auhtority (CMA), where he leads the CMA’s mergers team on both cases and policy initiatives. Joel has also led a number of recent high profile CMA merger investigations including Sainsbury’s/Asda and 21CenturyFox/Sky. Prior to working at the CMA Joel was the Advocacy Manager at the New Zealand Commerce Commission with responsibility for the policy, education and international portfolio. Joel is an experienced competition economist with an MA in Economics and Mathematics from the University of Edinburgh.

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British Competition Authority - CMA (Edinburgh)


Joel Bamford (Competition and Markets Authority)
Joel Bamford 16 October 2019 Paris


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Joel Bamford, Aiste Slezeviciute Brexit: Balancing UK and EU merger control


The merger control regime in the United Kingdom (UK) and at the European level is increasingly under the spotlight. In the UK, a key factor is the UK’s exit from the European Union (Brexit), where, as a consequence, the UK is likely to lose the benefit of the “one-stop shop” under the EU Merger (...)

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